File #: 0083X-2023    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/27/2023 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 5/1/2023 Final action: 5/3/2023
Title: To Celebrate the NAACP Columbus Branch in Recognition of the NAACP Founders Day Luncheon
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Nicholas Bankston, Lourdes Barroso De Padilla, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy


To Celebrate the NAACP Columbus Branch in Recognition of the NAACP Founders Day Luncheon



WHEREAS, the Columbus branch of the NAACP was organized on February 18, 1915, as part of the national NAACP, which is universally recognized as the nation’s oldest, largest grassroots-based civil rights organization with more than a half of a million members and supporters around the world; and

WHEREAS, on April 25, 2023 the Columbus branch will host an NAACP Founders Day luncheon in recognition of the leaders who played a significant role in establishing the vision and mission of the NAACP in the fight for civil and human rights without discrimination; and


WHEREAS, the NAACP Columbus branch is active in the community and consistently works to address racial disparities and support programs and initiatives to advance equity in education, healthcare, criminal justice, jobs, and housing; and


WHEREAS, the NAACP Founders Day luncheon will be an opportunity to recognize community leaders who have been honored as lifetime members of the NAACP for their significant contributions to the causes most important to the organization; and


WHEREAS, the City of Columbus commends these leaders and the NAACP for their important work in addressing lingering inequities in our community; now, therefore


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council celebrates the NAACP Columbus branch in recognition of the NAACP Founders Day luncheon, to be held April 25, 2023 at the Westin Great Southern in Columbus.